Zverev Defending Champion Next Week at ATP Munich; Preview
by Staff | April 28th, 2018, 6:20 pm
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BMW OPEN BY FWU
MUNICH, Germany; surface: clay


Alexander Zverev attempts to defend his title next week in Munich, where Roberto Bautista Agut, Diego Schwartzman, former champ Philipp Kohlschreiber and Gael Monfils are among the seeds.

Seeds: Alexander Zverev, Roberto Bautista Agut, Diego Schwartzman, Chung Hyeon, Fabio Fognini, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Gael Monfils, Yuichi Sugita

Floaters: Mirza Basic, Ivo Karlovic

Notes:

Zverev the lone Top 10 player in the field, and four others from the Top 20…

The Top 4 seeds receive opening-round byes…

Potential tough starts for the oft-injured (7) Monfils vs. the riser Basic, and (6) Kohlschreiber vs. Karlovic…

Germans Matthias Bachinger and Yannick Hanfmann, and Norway’s Casper Ruud received wild cards…

Andrey Rublev withdrew from the field…

The tournament was first played in 1900 on grass…

Zverev is the defending champion, in last year’s final handling Argentine Guido Pella…

Former champions in the field are Zverev (2017) and Kohlschreiber (2016,’12,’07).

 


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